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Obituaries

For Tuesday, May 14, 2013


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Albert Alexander
May 9, 2013
Albert Alexander, 88, of MountainView, Hawaii, a retired electronic technician for RCA and Litton Industries, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Annette, daughter April Hayward and sister Evelyn Poff. Private services.

Poncie T. Alonzo
April 9, 2013
Poncie T. Alonzo, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village housekeeper, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Francisca; sons Virgilio, Jesus, Ponciano, Engracio, Tranquilino and Rolando; daughters Merlita Nastor, Gloria Corpuz, Estrella Cabiles and Soraida Epresto; sister Cipriana Argel; 26 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Final services and burial in the Philippines.

Matilde B. Balboa
May 8, 2013
Matilde B. Balboa, 99, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Darna Sales, Luzonica Dela Rosa and Mercedes Paule; sister Francisca Jara; seven granchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Rosary: 6 p.m. Friday. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

Helen Sachiko Coelho
April 30, 2013
Helen Sachiko Coelho, 88, of Kaneohe died in Island Nursing Home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Albert and sister Alice Ishiura. Private services.

William M. Gabriel Sr.
May 5, 2013
William M. "Gabe" Gabriel Sr., 89, of Mountain View, Hawaii, retired Hickam Air Force Base aircraft mechanic and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by sons John A., William M. Jr., Stephen J. and Daniel; daughter Serena Botelho; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Albina La Fradez Gamatero
April 23, 2013
Albina La Fradez Gamatero, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Holiday Inn laundry attendant, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Labut, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Ernest, Emilio, Darbino and Joe; daughters Enriqueta Baldovi and Elizabeth Ramos; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday and Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Joyce Fumiko Gushiken
May 8, 2013
Joyce Fumiko Gushiken, 49, of Kilauea, Kauai, a Foodland cashier, did in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by mother Tomiko, brothers Roy and George, and sister Jane S. Nishioka. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kilauea Japanese Cemetery.

Earlene Mary Hanson
May 2, 2013
Earlene Mary Hanson, 89, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Ohio. She is survived by three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Harry Robert Harms
May 7, 2013
Harry Robert Harms, 100, of Honolulu, a retired salesman, died in Maunalani Nursing Home. He was born in Rochelle, Ill. He is survived by son Gary, stepdaughter Pat O'Conner, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Stanley Sadaaki Iwashita
April 14, 2013
Stanley Sadaaki "Pogot" Iwashita, 71, of Hilo, a fisherman, retired Isemoto Contracting Co. carpenter foreman and employee of M. Sonomura Contracting Co. and Constructors Hawaii Inc., died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Karen, sons Duane and Randy, daughter Danette Koochi, brother Elven, sisters Lillian Yamashita and Jeanne Kaneshiro, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Callan Norihiro Kamei
March 29, 2013
Callan Norihiro Kamei, 50, of Waipahu, a former teacher at Maili, Ewa and Nimitz elementary schools, died in Waipahu. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Tricia-Ann, son Trevan, daughter Kerri-Ann, father Raymond and sister Pamela. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Eugene Sin Yu Leong
April 29, 2013
Eugene Sin Yu Leong, 83, of Honolulu, a bellman, died in Castle MedicalCenter. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Catherine; daughters Libby Young and Iris Koike; brothers Harvey, Dennis "Timmy" and Alan; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

George Masashi Mishima
April 20, 2013
George Masashi "Ma" Mishima, 81, of Honolulu, a retired billiard parlor owner and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Edward M., daughter Karen Agbayani, sister Phyllis Hashimoto and a grandchild. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Updated service information for an obituary published Sunday.

Nobuso Nakano
March 28, 2013
Nobuso Nakano, also known as "Binso" and "Miso," 86, of Honolulu, a retired Nabisco Inc. delivery driver and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Avalon Care Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carole T. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Kazuo Nishimura
May 1, 2013
Kazuo Nishimura, 84, of Kaneohe, a retired air conditioning supervisor for the University of Hawaii, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Gladys S., son Jess K. and sisters Hatsuyo Takahashi, Mitsuko Holi, Kazuko Ushijima and Shizue Mizuba. Private services.

Gregorio Dugay Patoc
April 7, 2013
Gregorio Dugay Patoc, 85, of Waipahu, a retired Green Thumb employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Aniceta, sons Victor and Frank, daughters Mila Andaya and Lydia Alejo, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

George James Kaululehua Sanborn III
April 17, 2013
George James Kaululehua Sanborn III, 59, of Honolulu, a Zippy's Dillingham cook, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pualeilani, sons Chad Kaululehua and EdwardStein, and daughter Lehuanani. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Frances Fumie Shimabukuro
April 22, 2013
Frances Fumie Shimabukuro, 77, of Kileen, Texas, died in Killeen. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Cy and EmilRoss, daughters Sarina Pang and Trish Shimabukuro, brothers William and Henry Higa, sisters Joan Hamura and Gloria Byo, and numerous grandchilidren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. May 21 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

Rose Lokelani Ho‘a Spencer
March 30, 2013
Rose Lokelani Ho‘a Spencer, 87, of Lihue, formerly of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a homemaker and co-owner of Spencer Equipment Corp., died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Enias "Kalau" Jr., daughter Lavern Roberts, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. June 8 at Laupahoehoe Congregational Church. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Gloria Jean Spray
May 9, 2013
Gloria Jean Spray, 67, of Mililani died in Wahiawa. She was born in Eleele, Kauai. She is survived by husband James; sons James Jr., Rusty and Dillard; brothers Rudy and John Isabelo; sister Sophie Relator; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

Robert Yutaka Suzuki
April 13, 2013
Robert Yutaka Suzuki, 78, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations employment counselor and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doris M.; sons Paul Y., Michael Y. and David Y.; sister Amy Chagami; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Faith Tanner
April 23, 2013
Faith Tanner, 65, of Waimanalo, a clerk, died at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Gerald Wan, Ioane Kaili and Jacob Tanner; daughters Rose Tanner, Ginger Davids and Grace Kealoha; brothers Louis, Harry and Douglas Vera-Cruz; sisters Violet Mook, Lucky Keohohina and Noe and April Vera-Cruz; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. at Borthwick Mortuary. Inurnment: 10 a.m. May 21 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Mildred Shigeno Teruya
May 9, 2013
Mildred Shigeno Teruya, 83, of Kailua, a retired Food Pantry meat wrapper, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Thomas T., sons Derek I. and Ray M., daughter Carole R., brother Bruce Hashimoto and sisters Maryann Lundahl and Sue Masu. Visitation: 5 p.m. May 21 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dorothy S. Yasutomi
April 22, 2013
Dorothy S. Yasutomi, 95, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Kainaliu, Hawaii. She is survived by son Kenneth; daughters Irene Namimatsu and Leilani K. Higaki; brothers Frank, Tokuro and Riozo Nakamura; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.






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